Many people are interested in learning Spanish these days. Maybe it’s because of the 17 million Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. who either don’t speak English at all or don’t speak it very well. You need to know Spanish these days to speak to your neighbors, on both sides of the border!
Maybe it’s because Spanish is arguably the fourth most widely spoken language in the world. In the Western Hemisphere there are more native Spanish speakers than native English speakers. And the U.S.A. now has the fifth largest Spanish-speaking population (45+ million) of any country in the world…
Or maybe it’s because Spanish is relatively easy to learn since there are so many similarities and common words between Spanish and English. For traveling, Spanish is very useful, not only in the Americas but in Europe too, where Spanish is widely spoken.
For whatever reason, when people want to learn more about learning Spanish they frequently go online and “Google it”, type in a phrase into a search engine like Google, Yahoo, MSN or dozens more like them. Currently, there are about 30,600 searches every month being made on the phrase, “learn Spanish online free”.
So. Is it really possible to learn Spanish online free?
The answer is “Yes”… and “No”.
How Yes? There are a lot of free Spanish lessons that you can take and learn some Spanish. So in that sense, you definitely CAN learn (some) Spanish online for free. But the lessons are more in the nature of free samples, hoping you will like the sample and buy the course the sample came from.
Kind of like, can you get free wine at a winery’s wine-tasting room? Well, yes you can… but not so much! And if you want to take any home with you, you have to buy it! 😉
Which brings us to the “How No?” answer. No, because you won’t find a complete course to really teach you good conversational Spanish, for free. The free courses you can find aren’t very good. That’s probably why they are free. They could not be sold against newer, complete, quality learning-course products.
And if you are going to take the time to learn another language, what’s the sense in taking a chance with a second or third-rate course? You could waste you time learning it wrong! And the potential savings just aren’t worth it!
You can download a first class interactive-audio course like Rocket Spanish for less than $100! A good, solid fast-learning “crash course” in the basics, like Synergy Spanish will set you back less than $50. If you average spending two hours a day for 90 days to learn Spanish you will invest 180 hours of time.
At that rate we are talking about $0.56 to $0.28 per hour for first-rate courses! Compare that to what your time is worth! And you get to keep the courses for future reference, forever! The copies, interactive-audio lesson recordings, are yours to keep, use them to brush up on your Spanish at any time!
Look, if you really want to learn Spanish online free, here’s an excellent, free, 6-part course (just follow the links below). But if you seriously want to learn Spanish, at the best prices you can find anywhere, look further than just the freebie stuff.
Go on and check out some of the serious learning courses and language learning aids. You can access several of these through the links below also. The prices are so low that it’s almost the same thing as learning Spanish online for free!